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Fellowship and Feedback at Amelie's French Bakery

January 10, 2012 at Amelie's French Bakery, Charlotte, NC

Instructional Technology Summit

April 4, 2012 at South County Regional Library, Charlotte, NC

Metrolina Library Association hosted its first ever Instructional Technology Summit.  The event was free to the pubic.  Members of the MLA board demonstrated some cutting-edge, FREE tools to facilitate library instruction.  The following programs were demonstrated by members of the board:

Screencast-o-matic Screencasting Software ~ Seth Allen

Google Apps for Educators ~ Beth Martin

Prezi ~ Melinda Livas

Program Brochure

7th Annual Information Literacy Conference

June 14, 2012 at Johnson & Wales University, Charlotte, NC

Keynote Speaker: Jessamyn West

Jessamyn West is a well-known library blogger whose avant-guard views on librarianship and 'information justice' has caused a stir in the library world. She lives in rural Vermont and assists libraries in adapting to the digital age. Ms. West is an independent library consultant and advocate of freedom of information. We look forward to her presence at the conference.

Please visit her blog at www.librarian.net and view her bio at: www.jessamyn.info

Conference Schedule

 8:00am - 9:00amRegistration 
 9:00am - 9:50amSession 1 
 10:00am - 10:30amPoster Session 
 10:30am - 11:20amSession 2 
 11:30am - 12:20pmSession 3 
 12:30pm - 1:30pmLunch 
 1:30pm - 2:20pmSession 4 
 2:30pm - 3:45pmKeynote Speaker 
 3:45pm - 4:00pmClosing Session 

Tracks for Breakout Sessions


Fostering a community of collaboration: scaffolding the student research process ~ Amy Burns, Jaime Pollard-Smith (CPCC)

LAF: Librarians and Faculty as Teaching Partners ~ Michael Frye, Stephanie Dance (WSSU)

The value of evaluation; faculty and librarians teaming up to advance Information Literacy ~ Brian Mooney, Joe Eshleman (JWU)

Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: Using Project Information Literacy For Faculty Outreach ~ Amy Harris Houk, Mary Krautter (UNCG)


Write Smart (and Safe) with EasyBib: Effective (and Ethical) Use of Information ~ Katy Hill, Janet Jones (CMS)

The Feedback Loop: Student Reflection on Research, Writing, and Information Literacy ~ Jennifer Arnold (CPCC)

Delivering Discovery: Impact of the ExLibris Primo Discovery Layer on Reference and Instruction ~ Jeff Mortimore (Bennett College), James Parrigin (Guilford College), Anna Rainey (Salem College), Chris Whittington (Greensboro College)


From College to Career: Providing Information Literacy Services in For-Profit Colleges ~ Heather Wilson (Art Institute of Raleigh-Durham)


No Train, No Gain: Instituting an Information Literacy Professional Development Program ~ Jenny Dale, Amy Harris Houk (UNCG)

Open Learning Initiatives: Adult Learners Furthering Their Education or Career ~ Cati Montgomery (ITT Tech)


Liberating LIbGuides: Designing Guides to Support Student Research ~ Judy Walker (UNCC)

Research Guide

Getting on Their Level: Teaching with WorldCat Local ~ Kathy Shields, Amy Chadwell, Ingrid Ruffin (High Point University)


Triple Threat Searching Strategies ~ Patricia Gamble (WSSU)

Capturing Information Literacy Success Using Stories of Impact ~ Cordelia Anderson APR, LaJuan Pringle (CML)

QUEST: A Learning Game Information Fluency ~ Helen Fowler (CMS)

Beyond the Basics: Effective and Engaging Information Literacy Instruction for Upper-Level Students ~ Lynda Kellam, Jenny Dale (UNCG)

Tour de Libraries Crawl & Social Event

September 27, 2012 

Tour of the new UNCC Center City Campus and ImaginOn.

Social get-together at Dixie's Tavern. 

Winter Luncheon at The Art Institute w/ Heather McCullough

December 6, 2012 at The Art Institute of Charlotte

"Too Big to Know: Supporting Scholarship when Information is Infinite" with Heather McCullough, UNCC

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